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Fourteen-year-old prodigy Gregory R. Smith decides to pursue a Ph.D. degree in mathematics at the University.

Theodore Genoways (Graduate Arts & Sciences '99) succeeds the late Staige Blackford (College '52) as editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review.


JULY
President Casteen assumes the chairmanship of the Association of American Universities, the organization of the nation's premier research universities.The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention announces that President Casteen is one of nine university presidents selected to serve in its Presidents Leadership Group.
  Volunteers from the University's medical
staff travel to Wise, Virginia, to treat almost 5,000 patients at the three-day Remote Area Medical Clinic.

 
  Former Virginia first lady Susan Allen and Dr. Jennifer Harvey help open the new Breast Care Center.
   
Susan Allen, former first lady of Virginia, cuts the ribbon opening the new Breast Care Center, which consolidates services that had been scattered throughout the University Hospital.


AUGUST
A record 3,100 first-year students, two-thirds from Virginia, move into the residence halls. With an average combined SAT score of 1,323, they were selected from 14,700 applicants.

Star Teacher

In recognition of his devotion to students, astronomer Steven Majewski was awarded funding from a new endowment named for Ernest C. Mead (college '40), professor emeritus of music and mentor to countless undergraduates. Mr. Majewski and colleague Michael Skrutskie later won international attention when they announced the discovery that the Milky Way is devouring a small neighboring galaxy, Sagittarius.

 
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